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Walmart may have green light for store near downtown Springfield A Missouri Supreme Court decision on Tuesday appears to mean a church near downtown Springfield can go ahead with its planned property sale to Walmart.  The state’s highest court declined to review a ruling by an appeals court that says the city doesn’t have to hold a citywide vote on a rezoning for that planned store. Life360 Assembly of God Church wants to sell its property ...

Nixa police ask for help finding endangered runaway girl City police ask for the public’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl who may be to be in danger.  Jordan Anne Robinson was last seen around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday as she was walking east on North Street from Cheyenne Road, after she was dropped off at Nixa High School and never reported for class. Robinson is 5-foot-5 with blond/red hair and blue eyes.  She was wearing ...

Boilermakers rout Missouri 82-61 in Maui LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Rapheal Davis scored 22 points and Purdue ran away from Missouri in the first half for an 82-61 win over the Tigers Tuesday in the Maui Invitational loser's bracket. Coming off a tough loss to Kansas State in its opener, Purdue (4-1) was sharp at both ends against the young Tigers while building a 25-point halftime lead. The Boilermakers struggled at times during ...

ABC's Stephanopoulos interviews Darren Wilson ABC News' George Stephanopoulos landed the much-sought first television interview with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, speaking to him for an hour on Wednesday in Missouri. The network interrupted its afternoon programming on Wednesday for Stephanopoulos to talk about the interview.  ABC will also feature the interview on "Nightline" and its evening and morning news programs. In television terms, the Wilson interview was one of the biggest ...

Clear and cool today A few flurries are possible in our eastern counties on Wednesday ...

Boston Red Sox apologize for out-of-touch tweet sent out as Ferguson erupted Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed - the second social media gaffe by a Boston pro sports team in as many weeks. The Red Sox tweeted: "So how was everyone's Monday?" The tweet went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael ...

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Official: Afghan president orders military review
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 file photo taken with a night vision scope, U.S. Special Operations forces engage in a joint operation with Afghan National Army soldiers targeting insurgents operating in Afghanistan's Farah province. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the practices of the country’s defense forces, including discussing a possible resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor, the Associated Press has learned. The move appears aimed at revamping the military for the fight against the Taliban amid new indications that U.S. and international forces will play a greater role than initially envisaged. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a top-to-bottom review of the operations of Afghanistan's defense forces, including discussing the resumption of controversial night raids banned by his predecessor.

Rough week for Fox in Nielsen ratings
NEW YORK (AP) — If Fox launches a comeback over the next couple of years, the network may very well look upon the week before Thanksgiving 2014 as its low point.

Judge OKs Hernandez trial delay in 2012 killings
BOSTON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday agreed to delay the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2012 slaying of two Boston men after his lawyer said Hernandez's defense team is busy trying to prepare for his trial in a 2013 killing.

Missouri governor triples National Guard presence in Ferguson
People walk past a business on November 25, 2014 which was destroyed following the grand jury decision not to charge a police officer who shot dead an 18-year-old black teenagerThe governor of the US state of Missouri on Tuesday ordered hundreds more National Guard troops into the riot-hit town of Ferguson and said their role would be expanded in a bid to quell violence. Looting erupted and businesses were set ablaze in Ferguson, a suburb of St Louis, late Monday after a grand jury decided not to charge a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen in August. Governor Jay Nixon told reporters that a total of 2,200 National Guard troops would be deployed in the area Tuesday -- triple the 700 who were on the streets when violence exploded the night before.

Missouri governor orders hundreds more National Guard troops to Ferguson
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon ordered hundreds more National Guard troops to the Ferguson, Missouri, area on Tuesday, following a night of looting and destruction of businesses. The violence occurred in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict white Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager Michael Brown. (Reporting by Mary Wisniewski; Editing by Sandra Maler)